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June E Lee
Aug. 6, 1922 - Aug. 26, 2014
Seattle, Washington

Tags: public service

June was born and raised in the International District of Seattle, Washington. June's family ran a store and restaurant catering to Americans and hosted banquets for the Chinese community. In 1933, June, then 11, and her mom accompanied her dad to China where he soon after passed away. There she met her two older sisters. In 1941, her mother bought a five-bedroom home on Seattle's Beacon Hill. The...

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Robert C. Burnes
July 6, 1920 - Aug. 25, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, veteran

Robert Cameron Burnes died on Monday, Aug. 25, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Robert (Bob) was born on July 6, 1920, the youngest of eight children of George M. and Dorothy B. (Hartig) Burnes of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A graduate of South High School in Minneapolis, he attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for some time before enlisting in the Air Force in 1942. Fo...

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Bernard Roth
Jan. 21, 1923 - Aug. 23, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

Bernie Roth was born to Kalman and Miriam Roth in Brooklyn, New York. Bernie was 91 years old. He married his high school sweetheart, Toby Gartman, and they had a wonderful life together for 70 years. She preceded him in death two years ago. Bernie served in WWII in the Army/Air Force, with the 447 squadron in a B-17 as a bombardier, and flew 80 missions. Upon his return from the war, he manage...

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Daniel H Goodman
Aug. 11, 1916 - Aug. 23, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: business, veteran

Daniel H. Goodman, 98, died at his home on August 23, 2014. Dan was born on August 11, 1916, to Samuel and Rae Goodman in El Paso, Texas. After high school, Dan worked at various jobs in El Paso before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in May 1941. He was already on active duty when the United States entered World War II. He rose from seaman to the commissioned rank of Lieutenant JG. Dan married H...

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Peter Louis Pavlina
Oct. 17, 1925 - Aug. 22, 2014
Los Altos Hills, California
Community leader Peter Louis Pavlina passed away Aug. 22 at his home after a short illness. He was born Oct. 17, 1925 in Mountain View, California. His father Luka immigrated in 1913, and his mother Kate Grcich in 1920. Both entered the U.S. through Ellis Island. They met in Mountain View and married in 1921. They were orchardists raising apricots, cherries and prunes in the Santa Clara Valley...

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Cortlandt Van Rensselaer
Jan. 13, 1924 - Aug. 22, 2014
Portola Valley, California
Cort Van Rensselaer, 90, passed away peacefully on August 22 after battling prostate cancer for many years. He was our beloved father and grandfather and spent his last few weeks surrounded by family and close friends. Cort is survived by his children Steve Van Rensselaer (Judy), Amy Scrivner (Dan) and Rick Van Rensselaer (Missi), and his grandchildren, Eric and Matthew Van Rensselaer, Karen an...

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Murle Ranney Rack
Feb. 26, 1918 - Aug. 16, 2014
La Jolla, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Murle Ranney Rack wife, mother of four and retired teacher and musician, passed away in La Jolla, California, surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 16, 2014 at the age of 96. Murle was born in Dodge, North Dakota, on Feb. 26, 1918. She was the first of four daughters born to Cecil and Ruth Ranney. A graduate of Minot Teachers College, she had a fulfilling career as a English, math and band te...

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James Charles Vaughan
March 30, 1935 - Aug. 14, 2014
Santa Rosa, California

Tags: public service

James Charles Vaughan, 79, died unexpectedly but peacefully during his sleep Aug. 14, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California, after many years coping with multiple sclerosis and confined to an electric wheelchair. Jim Vaughan was born March 30, 1935, in Utica, New York to James Baker Vaughan and Marianna Le Richeux and received his engineering degree from Cornell University in 1959. Jim lived with h...

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Janet Walter Pringle
Aug. 17, 1917 - Aug. 9, 2014
Portola Valley, California
Janet Walter Pringle passed away at 97 at the Sequoias in Portola Valley on August 9. Janet grew up in Sacramento and later attended UC Berkeley, where she met many lifelong friends. She married E. Covington Pringle (Covie) in 1949 and they spent the early part of their marriage in Red Bluff and San Anselmo. They settled in Woodland in 1952, shortly after their son Bob was born. Janet...

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Ruth Budlong Sothern
March 5, 1918 - Aug. 6, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Ruth Budlong Sothern passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 96 in Palo Alto. Ruth was born March 5, 1918, to Wanton Sweet Budlong and Elka Garling Budlong in the Town of Colonie, New York. She graduated from Nott Terrace High School, June 23, 1936. After one year at Russell Sage College from 1936 to 37, she was forced to leave due to the death of her mother. She graduated from...

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Margaret Josephine Boutin
Jan. 13, 1922 - Aug. 6, 2014
Geyserville, California
Margaret Boutin, 92, died peacefully Aug. 6 in Windsor, California. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Trenton, New Jersey. Margaret was the third of six children; she is survived by her oldest and youngest sisters, Jean and Maureen. She was the mother of three children: Bill, Bob and Patti. She lived in Palo Alto for over 40 years from 1960 to 2002. Margaret worked for Santa Clara County for 20 years...

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John (Jack) Hayden Byrne
July 6, 1922 - Aug. 1, 2014
Portola Valley, California
Jack Byrne passed away peacefully at the age of 92 after a long and rich life filled with family and friends. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of sixty years Mary Alice Byrne, children John Martin Byrne (Donna), William Mark Byrne (Terri) and Bernadette Byrne, his nieces Patricia Byrne, Kathy Byrne, Regina Porter, nephew Courtney Porter Jr. and adored grandchildren Shannon, Brandon, Nicho...

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Barbara Doris Crangle Ferguson Trainer
April 8, 1922 - July 30, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Barbara passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 92. The eldest daughter of William and Doris Crangle of Cleveland, Ohio, she attended Denison University as a member of Alpha Phi sorority. After graduating with a degree in sociology, she turned to adventure, studying aviation and eventually ended up with a career in the travel business. San Francisco captured her heart...

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Francis, Frank "F.P." Miller
Sept. 18, 1955 - July 29, 2014
Mountain View, California
Miller, Francis P. "F.P." On the afternoon of July 29, 2014, Frank "F.P." passed away at Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. F.P. was born to Louis B. and Mary L. Miller on September 18, 1955. He was a graduate of Parkside High School and a resident of Mountain View, California where he lived with his lifelong sweetheart Lyta Kessler. F.P. owned and operated Miller Windowcare in Mou...

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Joanie Lundell
June 28, 1932 - July 24, 2014
Capitola, California
Joan Marie Sullivan Lundell, born June 28, 1932, passed peacefully in her home in Capitola surrounded by her family on July 24, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Cletus Sullivan and Marie Sullivan Enright of San Jose; treasured wife of the late Dr. Lowell C. Lundell; beloved mother of Chris Lundell, Kathi Zollinger and Lisa (Matthew) Ulliman; cherished grandmother to Rhiannon, Shannon...

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Shahriar Rahimzadeh
Aug. 29, 1981 - July 23, 2014
Atherton, California
ATHERTON, CA - Our beloved Shahriar Rahimzadeh, aged 32, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and loyal friend to many, departed this world on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after being struck by a vehicle as he was walking home. While Shahriar's life would seem too short, those who knew him are trying to accept that the quality of his existence far exceeded the quantity of time in which h...

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Stewart Willard Mitchell
Nov. 18, 1924 - July 21, 2014
Lincoln, California

Tags: veteran

Stewart passed away after a long illness at his home on Monday. He touched so many lives in his 89 years. We will miss him terribly, but we are grateful that he is now rejoicing in His presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Stewart was born in San Francisco. His earliest years were spent in San Bruno, after which his family moved to Belmont. He graduated from Sequoia High School. After ...

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George Bull, Jr.
May 21, 1924 - July 17, 2014
Scottsdale, Arizona

Tags: business

George Bull Jr., born May 21, 1924, passed away on July 17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. George was the owner and pharmacist for 35 years at "Bull's Ladera Pharmacy." He cared deeply for his family and friends as well as his customers at the pharmacy. He made many long time friends in Ladera and Portola Valley. He was the loving husband of Edith who passed away several years ago. George served...

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